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Scrutiny Officer

  • Employer: Southwark Council
  • Reference: SC03998
  • Published: Thu 17/12/2020, 10:28 AM
  • Closing on: Mon 15/02/2021, 10:28 AM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 36 hours/week
  • Salary: £37491 - £44598 per annum
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Southwark, London Borough

The role

12 month FTC (with possibility of extension)

If you are applying for the fixed-term post, this can be offered on a secondment basis. Please ensure you have prior agreement from your current line manager

As a Scrutiny Officer, you will:

Work with members, chief officers and stakeholders to lead the business of Scrutiny
with the objective of securing improvements in services, the efficient use of resources, and good governance in the delivery of service to the community and key stakeholders.

Support the head of overview and scrutiny in achieving excellence in the Council's
scrutiny work by providing quality input into the scrutiny review processes undertaken by the commissions, both administratively and being proactive in identifying appropriate material / sources to inform a scrutiny review.

With direction from the Head of Overview and Scrutiny, support the provision of a high quality secretariat for a number of scrutiny commissions (sub-committees), including the management of the constitutional process, research & advice and financial probity.
Whilst the role is a full time position based on a 36 hour week, you will need to be flexible to accommodate working in the evenings and at weekends within the basic working week, where practicable and necessary and within the boundaries of the Council's work/life balance policies. Please note, the post qualifies for Overtime or TOIL for evening / weekend meetings where more than 36 hours has been worked.

If you would like to discuss the role, or have any queries about the role, please contact
Everton Roberts, Head of Overview and Scrutiny (Acting) on 020 7525 7221 or email


If you would like to apply for the role, please apply online. In the skills, knowledge and experience section of the application form, you should detail your experience that you believe makes you suitable for this opportunity.
Please use the JD and Person Spec to guide you and where possible address any specific areas where you have the relevant experience.

A copy of the Job Description and Person Specification is available through the link at the end of this page.

(COVID-19) - information for job applicants: Southwark Council are following the most recent Government guidelines surrounding Corona virus.

During this period, we still look forward to receiving your application and if successful, we will be conducting interviews remotely via video link. Details will be confirmed via email, if successful

Recruitment timetable

We reserve the right to close this advert before the stated closing date. Please apply as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

Closing date: Monday 4 January 2021

Interview and Assessments: Friday 15 January 2021

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  • Employer: Southwark Council
  • Reference: SC03998
  • Published: Thu 17/12/2020, 10:28 AM
  • Closing on: Mon 15/02/2021, 10:28 AM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 36 hours/week
  • Salary: £37491 - £44598 per annum
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Southwark, London Borough

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